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International Women’s Day, Suicide and the Bankruptcy of Christian Theology

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  On many occasions in a variety of settings, I’ve often wondered, “What does Christian Theology have to say to women?” Usually, I don’t have to think too long. Throughout the development of Christian Theology, women have been denigrated to a subservient role. Every figure of divinity is considered to be a man. Most heroes […]

Hand Washing in the Trump Era

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Can you even breath?   The water is so high.   Jesus was slung in the direction of his potential executioners. As the crowd screamed for blood, Pilate could have stopped it. Instead, he washed his hands and absolved himself of any responsibility for what was about to happen. Jesus was given over to death. […]

The Explosion of Fear in America

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  Growing up in Metro Atlanta, I loved reading our hometown newspaper, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. I still do. Just this morning, I was reading the paper online when I came across an article entitled, “CDC cancels next month’s ‘climate and health’ summit in Atlanta.” Reading further, I realized that the Center for Disease Control was planning […]

Lenten Remix 23: Female Disciples

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    “What happened to the female disciples of Jesus?”   Jesus had many followers. We know that women were amongst them. Why are they mentioned so infrequently in scripture? Why are their stories suppressed? Men have been running the show and writing the narrative since the beginning. What would the female disciples have to […]

Love your neighbor…BE QUEER. : A Sermon at the First Congregational Church in Fort Worth, Texas

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  When you stop to consider the absence of information that we’ve got about the childhood of Jesus, these passages about a young Jesus in the temple are incredibly profound. After a young Jesus leaves the temple, there is another huge gap (18 years to be exact) in the narrative. There is a reason that […]

Remembering Queerly: Words from Conversations on Theology and Activism at Galileo Church

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  There are moments we never forget.  These moments meet and transform us.  I am the product of such a moment.   I was a young man with much assumed knowledge and even more conviction about who and what God was.  I believed that the Bible spoke clearly and our task was to respond clearly.  […]

The Danger of Debating with Jesus: Hobby Lobby and the Incarnated Christ at LaGuardia

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“If you want to be a slut then be a slut on your own dime not mine.”  These were the second to last concluding words of a conversation I just had with an older Christian woman at LaGuardia Airport in New York.  Just to be clear, I don’t just walk around talking to random people […]

To the Muslim Student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: A Word of Satire

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Congratulations.  You are to be commended for starting your journey toward a doctorate in archeology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  I was surprised when I read of your matriculation and even more surprised that Southwestern’s President Paige Patterson is supportive.  Dr. Patterson is a fair man.  Just ask all the professors he fired at Southeastern.  […]

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